US20150325929A1 - Connector, contact used in connector, housing, wired housing, and method for manufacturing wired housing - Google Patents

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US20150325929A1
US20150325929A1 US14/652,738 US201314652738A US2015325929A1 US 20150325929 A1 US20150325929 A1 US 20150325929A1 US 201314652738 A US201314652738 A US 201314652738A US 2015325929 A1 US2015325929 A1 US 2015325929A1
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Abstract

A connector includes a contact connected to a member to be connected and brought into contact with a wire so as to electrically connect the member to be connected and the wire. The contact includes contact portions coming into contact with the wire when the wire moves in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to a wire extending direction in which the wire extends, and movement restriction members for restricting a movement of the wire on the contact in a state where the wire is in contact with the contact portions. The contact further includes a movement regulation member for regulating a movement of the wire in the perpendicular direction in the state where the wire is in contact with the contact portions.

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    TECHNICAL FIELD
  • The present invention relates to a connector, a contact used in the connector, a housing, a wired housing, and a method for manufacturing a wired housing.
  • BACKGROUND ART
  • There are known connectors for electrically connecting wires and boards (for example, refer to Patent Document 1).
  • In Patent Document 1, a connector includes a contact connected to a board, a wire fixed to the contact, and a housing to which the contact is attached.
  • The contact connected to the board is integrally attached to the housing, and the wire is inserted and fixed into the contact integrally attached to the housing so as to electrically connect the wire and the board.
  • CITATION LIST Patent Document
  • Patent Document 1: Japanese Translation of PCT International Application Publication No. 2010-514138
  • SUMMARY OF INVENTION Technical Problem
  • In the conventional technique, since the wire is fixed to the contact in a manner such that the wire is moved in the axial direction and inserted into the contact attached to the housing, the wire is bent when inserted into the contact. As a result, it may cause the trouble of attaching the wire to the contact.
  • An object of the present invention is to provide a connector capable of facilitating attachment of a wire to a contact, a contact used in the connector, a housing, a wired housing, and a method for manufacturing a wired housing.
  • Solution to Problem
  • A first aspect of the present invention provides a connector including a contact connected to a member to be connected and brought into contact with a wire so as to electrically connect the member to be connected and the wire, the contact including: a contact portion coming into contact with the wire when the wire moves in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to a wire extending direction in which the wire extends; a movement restriction member for restricting a movement of the wire on the contact in a state where the wire is in contact with the contact portion; and a movement regulation member for regulating a movement of the wire in the perpendicular direction in the state where the wire is in contact with the contact portion.
  • A second aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the movement restriction member restricts the movement of the wire in the wire extending direction.
  • A third aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact portion includes first side wall portions located on both sides in a width direction when viewed in the wire extending direction and at least one second side wall portion provided between the first side wall portions, the second side wall portion includes a second side wall portion elastically deformable in the width direction, and the wire is held, at least on one side in the width direction, by the second side wall portion elastically deformable in the width direction.
  • A fourth aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact includes an installation member installed and connected to the member to be connected, and the movement regulation member includes the installation member.
  • A fifth aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the installation member includes the movement regulation member on one side and an installation surface for the member to be connected on another side.
  • A sixth aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the installation member is provided with a recess at an edge thereof.
  • A seventh aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the movement regulation member is provided with an adhesion surface on one side.
  • An eighth aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the adhesion surface also serves as the movement regulation member.
  • A ninth aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein more than one movement restriction member is provided, each movement restriction member corresponding to the movement restriction member, and the more than one movement restriction member is arranged symmetrically when viewed in the perpendicular direction.
  • A 10th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the movement restriction member includes a locking piece for locking the wire in the state where the wire is in contact with the contact portion.
  • An 11th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the locking piece includes a lock piece for holding the wire in the state where the wire is in contact with the contact portion.
  • A 12th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the lock piece holds the wire in a state where a tip of the lock piece bites a wall surface of the wire.
  • A 13th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the tip of the lock piece bites the wall surface of the wire along a circumference thereof.
  • A 14th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the locking piece includes a first locking piece and a second locking piece facing each other with the wire interposed therebetween, and the movement regulation member is located between a locking portion of the first locking piece and a locking portion of the second locking piece when viewed in the perpendicular direction.
  • A 15th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact is formed in a manner such that a metal plate is processed, and the locking piece is formed in a manner such that the metal plate is cut and bent.
  • A 16th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the locking piece is connected to the movement regulation member on one side and extends toward the wire in contact with the contact portion on another side.
  • A 17th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the locking piece extends to make an acute angle to the wire extending direction of the wire in contact with the contact portion when viewed in the perpendicular direction.
  • An 18th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein more than one movement restriction member is provided, each movement restriction member corresponding to the movement restriction member, and the more than one movement restriction member includes at least one movement restriction member including a locking piece having a first end and a second end, the second end being located on one side in the wire extending direction, and at least one movement restriction member including a locking piece having a first end and a second end, the second end being located on another side in the wire extending direction opposite to the one side.
  • A 19th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact is formed by being subjected to metal press processing, and a sharper edge of edges at the second end of each locking piece formed by the metal press processing in a punching direction is located toward the wire.
  • A 20th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the wire is held by the contact portion.
  • A 21st aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the wire is inserted into and held by the contact portion when the wire is moved in the perpendicular direction.
  • A 22nd aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact is provided with an opening on a side from which the wire is inserted and provided with the movement regulation member on a side opposite to the side from which the wire is inserted.
  • A 23rd aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact is entirely open on the side from which the wire is inserted.
  • A 24th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact is open in a vertical direction with respect to one surface of the movement regulation member.
  • A 25th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact portion also serves as the movement restriction member.
  • A 26th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact portion includes a contact piece.
  • A 27th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact piece is formed separately from the locking piece formed in the movement restriction member.
  • A 28th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the contact piece and the locking piece are aligned in the wire extending direction.
  • A 29th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the wire comes into contact with the contact portion in a manner such that the wire not in contact with the contact portion is moved to one side in the perpendicular direction, and the contact includes a drop-off prevention portion for covering at least part of the wire in contact with the contact portion on another side in the perpendicular direction.
  • A 30th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the drop-off prevention portion is formed in at least one of the movement restriction member and the contact portion.
  • A 31st aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the drop-off prevention portion is formed in at least one of the locking piece of the movement restriction member and the contact piece of the contact portion.
  • A 32nd aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the drop-off prevention portion includes a projection.
  • A 33rd aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the wire is a single-core wire.
  • A 34th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the wire is a stranded wire.
  • A 35th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the wire is a coaxial wire.
  • A 36th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the wire includes a core as a conductive member and a covering portion covering the core, the contact portion is electrically connected to the core of the wire, and the movement restriction member is engaged with the core of the wire so as to restrict the movement of the wire.
  • A 37th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the wire include a core as a conductive member and a covering portion covering the core, the contact portion is electrically connected to the core of the wire, and the movement restriction member is engaged with the covering portion of the wire so as to restrict the movement of the wire.
  • A 38th aspect of the present invention provides the connector including a housing for housing and holding the wire without using the contact, wherein the housing is provided with an opening at least on one surface and holds the wire in a manner such that the housed and held wire is exposed on the opening when viewed in an open direction of the opening.
  • A 39th aspect of the present invention provides the connector, wherein the wire includes a flattened portion obtained in a manner such that a tip portion is flattened, and the housing includes a holding portion for holding the flattened portion of the wire.
  • A 40th aspect of the present invention provides a contact used in the connector.
  • A 41st aspect of the present invention provides a wired housing used in the connector to which the wire is attached.
  • A 42nd aspect of the present invention provides a housing used in the connector.
  • A 43rd aspect of the present invention provides a housing including: a housing portion for housing a wire; an opening communicating with the housing portion in such a manner as to be open in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to a wire extending direction in which the wire extends and exposing the wire housed in the housing portion when viewed in the perpendicular direction; and a holding portion for holding the wire housed in the housing portion, wherein the housing portion can receive, via the opening, a contact connected to a member to be connected, and the contact comes into contact with the wire in a state where the wire is housed in the housing portion.
  • A 44th aspect of the present invention provides the housing, wherein the wire includes a flattened portion formed in a manner such that a tip portion is flattened, and the holding portion holds the flattened portion of the wire.
  • A 45th aspect of the present invention provides the housing, wherein the holding portion includes a flattened-portion locking portion for locking the flattened portion.
  • A 46th aspect of the present invention provides the housing including a mount portion on which the wire housed in the housing portion is mounted.
  • A 47th aspect of the present invention provides the housing, wherein a surface of the mount portion on which the wire is mounted is formed to conform to a surface of the wire.
  • A 48th aspect of the present invention provides the housing, wherein the housing is formed only by use of upper and lower metal molds.
  • A 49th aspect of the present invention provides the housing, wherein the flattened-portion locking portion is a space defined by wall surfaces, and the wall surfaces surrounding the flattened-portion locking portion are provided with an open hole through which the wire is exposed.
  • A 50th aspect of the present invention provides the housing, wherein the open hole is provided on the respective wall surfaces facing each other and surrounding the flattened-portion locking portion.
  • A 51st aspect of the present invention provides the housing including a wire introduction hole by which the housing portion communicates with an outside and through which the wire is inserted so as to be housed in the housing portion.
  • A 52nd aspect of the present invention provides the housing including a temporarily holding portion for temporarily holding the wire housed in the housing portion.
  • A 53rd aspect of the present invention provides the housing, wherein the temporarily holding portion temporarily holds the wire housed in the housing portion by bending the wire in the perpendicular direction.
  • A 54th aspect of the present invention provides the housing, wherein the temporarily holding portion is a projection projecting in the perpendicular direction with which the wire comes into contact so as to be bent in the perpendicular direction.
  • A 55th aspect of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a wired housing including a housing and a wire attached to the housing, the housing including a housing portion for housing the wire, an opening communicating with the housing portion in such a manner as to be open in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to a wire extending direction in which the wire extends and exposing the wire housed in the housing portion when viewed in the perpendicular direction, and a holding portion for holding a flattened portion of the wire housed in the housing portion, the method including the steps of: housing the wire in the housing portion of the housing and exposing a tip portion of the wire from a through-hole penetrating from one side to another side of the housing; and forming the flattened portion by inserting a pressing portion formed on one jig into the through-hole from the one side and inserting a pressing portion formed on another jig from the other side so as to flatten the tip portion of the wire.
  • A 56th aspect of the present invention provides the method, wherein the step of forming the flattened portion includes the steps of: shifting the wire in the wire extending direction in which the wire extends and exposing a part of the tip portion of the wire not flattened from the through-hole; and flattening the part of the tip portion of the wire not flattened by use of the jigs.
  • A 57th aspect of the present invention provides the method, wherein the step of forming the flattened portion repeats the steps of shifting the wire in the wire extending direction in which the wire extends and exposing the part of the tip portion of the wire not flattened from the through-hole, and flattening the part of the tip portion of the wire not flattened by use of the jigs.
  • Advantageous Effects of Invention
  • According to the present invention, the wire is moved in the perpendicular direction perpendicular to the wire extending direction so that the wire is attached to the contact. Therefore, the wire can be prevented from being bent when the wire is attached to the contact so as to facilitate the attachment of the wire to the contact.
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  • FIG. 1 is a partly-exploded perspective view, as viewed from one side, showing a connector according to a first embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 2 is a partly-exploded perspective view, as viewed from the other side, showing the connector according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a housing according to the first embodiment of the present invention, wherein FIG. 3( a) is a view as viewed from one side, and FIG. 3( b) is a view as viewed from the other side.
  • FIG. 4 is a view showing the housing according to the first embodiment of the present invention, wherein FIG. 4( a) is a bottom view, FIG. 4( b) is a side view, FIG. 4( c) is a plan view, FIG. 4( d) is a front view, and FIG. 4( e) is a rear view.
  • FIG. 5 is a view showing the housing according to the first embodiment of the present invention, wherein FIG. 5( a) is a cross-sectional view taken along line A-A in FIG. 4( a), FIG. 5( b) is cross-sectional view taken along line B-B in FIG. 4( a), FIG. 5( c) is a cross-sectional view taken along line C-C in FIG. 4( c), and FIG. 5( d) is a cross-sectional view taken along line D-D in FIG. 4( c).
  • FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view showing an example of a method for molding the housing according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 7 is a view showing a modified example of a mount portion, wherein FIG. 7( a) is a cross-sectional view corresponding to FIG. 5( c), and FIG. 7( b) is a cross-sectional view corresponding to FIG. 5( d).
  • FIG. 8 is a perspective view showing a wire according to the first embodiment of the present invention before being inserted into the housing.
  • FIG. 9 is a view showing the wire provided with a flattened portion according to the first embodiment of the present invention, wherein FIG. 9( a) is a perspective view showing the wire being attached to the housing, and FIG. 9( b) is a perspective view showing only the wire.
  • FIG. 10 is a bottom view for explaining a method of forming the flattened portion of the wire according to the first embodiment of the present invention, wherein FIG. 10( a) to FIG. 10( d) sequentially show the process of the method.
  • FIG. 11 is a view showing a wired housing according to the first embodiment of the present invention, wherein FIG. 11( a) is a bottom view, FIG. 11( b) is a side view,
  • FIG. 11( c) is a plan view, FIG. 11( d) is a front view, and FIG. 11( e) is a rear view.
  • FIG. 12 is a view showing the wired housing according to the first embodiment of the present invention, wherein FIG. 12( a) is a cross-sectional view taken along line E-E in FIG. 11( a), FIG. 12( b) is cross-sectional view taken along line F-F in FIG. 11( a), FIG. 12( c) is a cross-sectional view taken along line G-G in FIG. 11( c), and FIG. 12( d) is a cross-sectional view taken along line H-H in FIG. 11( c).
  • FIG. 13 is a perspective view schematically showing a state where the flattened portion of the wire according to the first embodiment of the present invention is formed by use of jigs.
  • FIG. 14 is a cross-sectional view schematically showing a state where the wire according to the first embodiment of the present invention is temporarily held by a temporarily holding portion of the housing.
  • FIG. 15 is a cross-sectional view showing a modified example of the temporarily holding state.
  • FIG. 16 is a view showing a contact according to the first embodiment of the present invention, wherein FIG. 16( a) is a perspective view showing a state where a bottom wall of the contact is located on the lower side, and FIG. 16( b) is a perspective view showing a state where the bottom wall of the contact is located on the upper side.
  • FIG. 17 is a view showing the contact according to the first embodiment of the present invention, wherein FIG. 17( a) is a plan view, FIG. 17( b) is a side view, and FIG. 17(c) is a front view.
  • FIG. 18 is a view showing a process of attaching the wired housing to the contact according to the first embodiment of the present invention at a position corresponding to a contact portion, wherein FIG. 18( a) is a view showing the wired housing before being attached to the contact, and FIG. 18( b) is a view showing the wired housing after being attached to the contact.
  • FIG. 19 is a view showing a process of attaching the wired housing to the contact according to the first embodiment of the present invention at a position corresponding to a lock portion, wherein FIG. 19( a) is a view showing the wired housing before being attached to the contact, and FIG